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Senior Software Engineer, Observability Data Platform- REMOTE

Join us as we pursue our disruptive new vision to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun, and most importantly to each other’s success.   

   

As applications and systems become more sophisticated and user experience is at high stake, observability - the ability to monitor and understand the systems and how they impact users, becomes one of the biggest challenges for engineering teams. We are building world-class tools to help engineers deliver better, faster, and more reliable applications.   

About the Role

Splunk is looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Senior Software Engineer to join our Ingest Processing team under Observability Data Platform organization.   

   

The Ingest Processing team is building a large scale, highly performant, available & reliable data processing pipeline. The system currently processes billions of data points per minute. You will work within a diverse, multi-functional team in a fast-paced environment to design & implement large-scale distributed systems, streaming data pipelines, API design, and advanced algorithms that power the Splunk products. Our engineering teams are small and highly impactful. You will learn from the best, help us architect and build applications of the future.   

Responsibilities

  • Lead, design and develop features, understand customer requirements and meet business milestones to deliver customer facing features.   
  • Build highly reliable, performant & scalable software to meet the needs of the largest customers.   
  • Collaborate with product owners and designers to iterate on the design and implementation of our systems.   
  • Work with PM to influence product feature direction including but not limited to prototyping innovative ideas.   
  • Participate & contribute to technical design & proposals.   
  • Ensure consistent code quality by coordinating activities of other engineers assigned to the same features or subsystems.   
  • Mentor junior engineers throughout the development process.   
  • Ensure operational readiness of the services and meet the commitments to our customers.   
  • Participate in on-call rotations, post-incident reviews, and other operational duties as needed to ensure stable service delivery.   
  • Help the team estimate software deliverables across multiple sprints.   

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent training or work experience.   
  • 6+ years of experience building large-scale backend systems.   
  • Experience in mentoring/leading junior engineers. 
  • Experience operating on production systems 
  • Experience with DevOps practices and comfortability operating your own systems.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years relevant work experience in data processing technologies such as Kafka or Flink.   
  • Proficiency in Java 8+ and/or Go, familiar with the development environments.   
  • Experience driving technical designs for complex backend systems.   
  • Proficiency in Kubernetes, RPC frameworks such as thrift, gRPC, cloud native development on AWS & GCP.   
  • Experience with 1 or more relational databases & NoSQL databases.   
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written along with ability to work well in a team.   

   

Splunk is an Equal Opportunity Employer: At Splunk, we believe creating a culture of belonging isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to ensure our employees are supported to bring their best, most authentic selves to work where they can thrive. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.    

   

   

Note:   

Base Pay Range   

SF Bay Area, Seattle Metro, and New York City Metro Area   

Base Pay Range: $163,200.00 - 224,400.00 per year   

California (excludes SF Bay Area), Washington (excludes Seattle Metro), Washington DC Metro, and Massachusetts   

Base Pay Range: $148,000.00 - 203,500.00 per year   

All other cities and states excluding California, Washington, Massachusetts, New York City Metro Area and Washington DC Metro Area.   

Base Pay Range: $136,800.00 - 188,100.00 per year   

Splunk provides flexibility and choice in the working arrangement for most roles, including remote and/or in-office roles. We have a market-based pay structure which varies by location. Please note that the base pay range is a guideline and for candidates who receive an offer, the base pay will vary based on factors such as work location as set out above, as well as the knowledge, skills and experience of the candidate. In addition to base pay, this role is eligible for incentive compensation and may be eligible for equity or long-term cash awards.   

Benefits are an important part of Splunk's Total Rewards package. This role is eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off and much more! Learn more about our comprehensive benefits and wellbeing offering at https://splunkbenefits.com.   



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Splunk turns machine data into answers. Organizations use market-leading Splunk solutions with machine learning to solve their toughest IT, Internet of Things and security challenges.

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